Important roadworks information from Highways England

Posted 2 June 2020

A47 between Trowse Newton and Blofield: resurfacing

Highways England will be carrying out essential drainage renewal works at the above location. During this work, we will also be replacing damaged safety barriers, signs, road markings and studs.

We plan to complete this work over 8 weeks from Monday 8 June to Friday 31 July, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.

Due to the extensive amount of work on this project, we have split the programme into three phases. We have closely liaised with county, district and parish councillors within the area, to agree the most suitable diversion routes for each phase as detailed below:

Phase 1: A47 eastbound between Trowse Newton and Cucumber Lane roundabout, starting Monday 8 June to Friday 24 July (7 weeks)

Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A47 at Trowse Newton onto the A146. Then follow the A146 until Gillingham and the A143 to re-join the A47 at Beccles. We expect this diversion to add approximately 10 to 15 minutes to your journey.

Phase 2: A47 eastbound Trowse Newton exit slip road, starting Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July (4 nights)

Eastbound traffic wanting to leave the A47 at Trowse Newton will be diverted to Postwick roundabout and come back along the A47 westbound to Trowse Newton. We expect this diversion to add approximately 5 to 10 minutes to your journey.

Phase 3: A47 eastbound Trowse Newton entry slip road, starting Thursday 30 July to Friday 31 July (1 night)

Eastbound traffic wanting to join the A47 at Trowse Newton will be diverted along the A146 (Loddon road) to join the A47 westbound at the Harford roundabout back along the A47 eastbound. We expect this diversion to add approximately 5 to 10 minutes to your journey.

COVID19

Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19. Our sites are not open to the public and whilst we escort you through our works, we will ensure we follow the safety guidelines set by the Government.

Find out more

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk